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What causes pain in the chest while moving in certain directions?

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Dr. Rishu Saxena

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Posted on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: what does it mean when your chest aches when you move in certain directions
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Answered by Dr. Rishu Saxena 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Most likely muscular pain.

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Chest pain or heaviness which is related to certain body posture is usually a muscle sprain.Cardiac origin of chest pain has no relation to change in postures.So most likely its either related to muscles or bones.
Three main differentials for patients presenting with postural variation of pain is-
-Costochondritis. In this condition, the cartilage of your rib cage, particularly the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone, becomes inflamed and painful.

-Sore muscles.Muscle sprain or Chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, can produce persistent muscle-related chest pain.
-Injured ribs. A bruised or broken rib can cause chest pain.

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